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What is a Hurricane?

40 min.

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Wonder of the Day #334

What Is a Hurricane?

Grade Standards Subjects Topics
K 2.4.3.c. Science EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
K K-ESS2-1. Science EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
K LA 0.1.6.f. ELA Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
K LA 0.1.6.e. ELA Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
K 2.1.1.f. Science INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
K 2.1.1.e. Science INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
K LA 0.1.6.m. ELA Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
K LA 0.4.1.a. ELA Multiple Literacies: Students will apply information fluency and practice digital citizenship.
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Objective

To teach kids how a hurricane develops and how to prepare.

Big Idea

Hurricanes are a part of nature and with proper warning and safety precautions they don’t have to be life threatening.

Hurricane Matthew was bearing down on Florida and there was nothing else on anyone’s minds. The anticipation was already there!

Begin the discussion by asking, “Does anyone think they know what a hurricane is?”

Let kids share some answers then share with a thinking partner. Listen in and share out what you hear the kids say. Pull up wonder #334 What is a Hurricane and read through with the students. Clear up any vocabulary questions along the way and have kids retell what they learned. Remind kids that the more they know, the more prepared they will feel when the hurricane comes.

Head to the weather whiz website link and help kids talk through what they can do to help their parents prepare.

Have kids write and draw what they will do to stay safe during the storm and share with the class.